Ian Shaw & Friends

Ian Shaw 'Greek Street Friday'

With Jamie Safir, David Preston, Edwin Ireland, Alex Haines, Matt Kent and Ian Thomas

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Last Show: Friday 26 th January 2024

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Tonight's two shows see Shaw perform the songs from the recently released ‘Greek Street Friday’ (Silent Wish Records) – which reflect Ian's lifelong love of people, places, echoing the highs and melancholy poetry of city- living. Co-written and produced by Jamie Safir (Will Young, Mica Paris, Birdy, Kylie Minogue) there's a lyrical fearlessness that echoes Bowie, Bernie Taupin, Billy Joel, Tom Waits and Joni Mitchell. The music is fresh, bluesy and funky. Safir and Shaw will be joined by a line-up of powerhouse players for these exclusive two shows. 

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"an impassioned and versatile artist"

The Guardian

‘Take me away to where there's music.

Dance me into your night of stars.

Show me the days of sweet romancing.

American Song, young lovers in cars.'

('Say A Prayer For Baby Blue' – Shaw/Safir)

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Band Line Up

Jamie Safir (piano and keyboard)

David Preston (guitars)

Alex Haines (slide guitar)

Edwin Ireland (bass and backing vocals)

Ian Thomas (drums and percussion)

Matt Kent (guest and backing vocals)

Mica Townsend (guest and backing vocals)